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Will Freeman & Paul Okey

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 undercard in full

Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight title rematch with Oleksandr Usyk will be the focus of the boxing world on Saturday night with the 32-year-old Briton aiming to regain the belts he lost to the Ukrainian last September.

Saudi Arabia paid out £65million to stage the fight, while Sky Sports won a bidding war that featured DAZN for exclusive broadcast rights in the UK.

Joshua vs Usyk 2 is scheduled to take place shortly before 11pm (BST) but there’s plenty more action to come from The Jeddah Super Dome before then.

READ MORE: What time does Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 start? Expected ring walks in UK

Who is on the undercard for Joshua vs Usyk 2?

According to Matchroom Boxing, there are seven fights on the undercard for Joshua-Usyk 2, including two world title eliminators.

Filip Hrgovic will take on China's Zhang Zhilei in the IBF heavyweight division's final eliminator, while Liverpool’s former super-middleweight champion Callum Smith takes on Frenchman Mathieu Bauderlique for a shot at the WBC light-heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev.

Former two-division world champion Badou Jack is also in action, as is British-Somali fighter Ramla Ali who faces Crystal Garcia in the first sanctioned women's boxing bout in Saudi Arabia.

Coverage starts on Sky Sports Box Office at 6pm (BST).

Joshua vs Usyk 2 undercard in full

  • MAIN EVENT: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – for WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles (12 rounds)
  • Filip Hrgovic vs Zhilei Zhang – final eliminator for IBF heavyweight world title (12 rounds)
  • Callum Smith vs Mathieu Bauderlique – final eliminator for WBC super-middleweight world title (12 rounds)
  • Badou Jack vs Richard Rivera – cruiserweight contest (10 rounds)
  • Ziyad Almaayouf vs Jose Alatorre – super-lightweight contest (4 rounds)
  • Ramla Ali vs Crystal Garcia Nova – super-bantamweight contest (8 rounds)
  • Andrew Tabiti vs James Wilson – heavyweight contest (8 rounds)
  • Ben Whittaker vs Peter Nosic – light-heavyweight contest (6 rounds)
  • Daniel Lapin vs Jozef Jurko – heavyweight contest (8 rounds)
  • Bader Alsamreen vs Fuad Tarverdi – super-lightweight contest (6 rounds)
  • MoneyKicks vs Traycho Georgiev – welterweight contest (4 rounds)


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